The European Commission official website recently released a ” 2017 Global R & D investment list “. In this list, it was found that Apple’s R & D investment has dropped out of the top five.
It is reported that for this ranking survey the statistics for the financial years 2016-17 was collected from more than 2,000 major companies worldwide in the category of research and development. From the point of view of the list, the major technology companies are on the list but Germany’s Volkswagen ranked first in R & D investment with 13.7 billion euros. This is the fourth consecutive year for it to get this place.
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Google ranked second in R & D investment with 12.9 billion euros, the third id Microsoft with 12.4 billion euros. Samsung and Intel ranked fourth and fifth respectively at 12.2 billion euros and 121 euros.
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Apple, which was originally in the top five, has now fallen to seventh place with only 9.5 billion euros in research and development this year. Analysts also said that the future of the Internet will be dominated by Google and Amazon, rather than Apple because in new technologies such as artificial intelligence, Apple’s input is not positive enough. It is worth mentioning that, Huawei’s R & D investment in the fiscal year 2016-17 was 10.4 billion euros and more than that of Apple. Huawei ranked sixth.